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Articles by Jinny McCormick:

The Army Itch And 7 Other Scary Civil War Maladies Which Make Us Thankful For Modern Medicine

Disease accounted for the deaths of 65% of Union soldiers and 62% of Confederates during the Civil War. Those high numbers beat out all other…

Leading by Example: John J. Pershing, Prime Mentor for Future US Army Generals

The United States greatest leaders, including Patton, Truman, and MacArthur, spent the formative years of their military careers under the command of General of the…

1898: The Beginning Of The Spanish-American War

Manning a remote island fort, seemingly without any imminent danger on the horizon, must have made for a fairly comfortable post. That was the situation on…

This Reindeer Battalion of WWII Was Braver than Soviets, Tougher Than Tanks

The Petsamo-Kirkenes Offensive in 1944, which led to the expulsion of German forces from the northern regions of Norway, would have been severely hampered had…

Battle of the Crater: Disastrous Battle for the Union in the American Civil War

Colonel Delavan Bates waited 27 years to receive his Medal of Honor. He was awarded the prestigious accolade in 1891 for “gallantry in action where…

Civil War Spies: The Confederacy’s Vast Web of Intelligence and Disruption

Reliable Confederate spy records are hard to find. When Union troops were on their way to the South’s capital in Richmond, the Confederate Secretary of…

The Hero of the Battle of Trafalgar: Lord Nelson Was Pickled in Liquor

A long used euphemism in sailing circles, and in some pubs and bars, refers to slurping liquor from a straw directly from the barrel. The…

Was Eva Braun a Naive Bystander or Proactive Participant in Nazi Actions

In her 2011 book, Eva Braun: Life with Hitler, author Heike G. Gortemaker paints a portrait of an Eva that was more than the often…

The Book Claimed Coco Chanel Was A Nazi Spy

Coco Chanel is listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century. She is a fashion icon, of course, as…

Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz – His Leadership During WWII Won The War in the Pacific

Admiral Chester William Nimitz contributed to the success of the United States Navy from his beginnings at Annapolis 1905 to this very day. His accomplishments,…

The Little Known Battles of Attu And Kiska: Retaking The Only US Soil Lost During WWII

In the cold, desolate Arctic near Alaska in 1942, Japanese troops quietly invaded and took over two of the Aleutian Islands, considered to be North…

Undersea Stealth: The First Submarines To Ever Sink Ships – In The American Civil War

The submarines of the United States Civil War were not the first to appear on the sea. The successful use of submersibles dates to Alexander…